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Sep 29 2011

Manhattan Plaza HD-S - Joinfreesat score 4.5 out of 5

The latest Freesat HD digital box to launch is the Manhattan Plaza HD-S Freesat HD Satellite Receiver and we’ve managed to get hold of one pre-release for our first ever joinfreesat review. Manhattan are hoping to add to the success of the existing DS-100 Freesat SD receiver with its ‘big brother’, which includes access to high-definition channels plus a few more features.

On first inspection you notice that the case itself is of good build quality including a silver bevel on the front concealing a few buttons. The unit is also very light and well proportioned thanks to the use of an external power supply which also keeps the case cool after hours of operation. The rear panel is well catered for and includes the LNB in port, HDMI, TV Scart, VCR Scart, S/PDIF (digital optical output), Ethernet and USB.

Manhattan Plaza HD-S Freesat HD Receiver

Setting up the HD-S is simple, just plug in the provided power supply unit and hdmi cable, then connect to your satellite dish cable and power up. You’ll be greeted with the initial setup screen which will guide you through the Freesat setup. The usual options are included to select from, such as screen type (16:9 widescreen or 4:3 traditional) and hdmi resolution to suit your television (576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p); the receiver will then carry out a signal check followed by requesting your UK postcode to define the regional channels you’ll receive. A channel scan will follow which takes a minute or so providing you with over 150 TV and radio channels, 5 of which are available in high-definition (BBC1 HD, BBC HD, ITV1 HD, Channel 4 HD, NHK World HD). The initial setup is simple, as enforced by Freesat, though you are forced to setup a PIN number for parental control which we would of liked to have skipped. Setup done, time to start viewing.

Manhattan Plaza HD-S Freesat HD Receiver

The first thing you notice when browsing through the channels is how smooth the receiver operates and the good quality picture and sound received on both standard and high-definition channels (though we did have a few sound blips when accessing menus etc). The remote control whilst basic is well structured and we found it incredibly easy to navigate around the various options; the up/down arrows allow you to scroll through the channels and left/right to see what is on now and next. The remote also works pointed in any direction which is a nice change from some that need a very accurate shot!

The EPG/TV Guide is incredibly clear and easy to navigate with 8 channels listed per page; we especially like the option to view channels 2 hours ahead/behind as well as the standard 24 hours +/- using the coloured buttons. Setting reminders is simple, just press the ok button the specific programme and it will be added to the reminders folder where you can view or remove them; again, scrolling the TV guide is very smooth and efficient; it is a shame however that the picture and sound isn’t available whilst in the TV guide, yet is in all the menu options (maybe a fix for the future!)

Manhattan Plaza HD-S EPG

Within the menu you’ll find the usual options to change picture and sound settings; the layout is clear and very easy to use. Within the (sub) system menu you can setup parental guidance, including hiding the adult content, plus the ability to turn the software update option on or off, or carry out a manual update (current version 1.39). The most important feature within the menu is the non-freesat mode, which allows you to view and add (to favourites) those channels that don’t currently appear in the official Freesat EPG/TV guide. You have the option to either automatically scan for channels (which finds hundreds) or manually tune in specific channels using the frequency information. We decided to try Sky News (yuk!) which was found within seconds and accessed with no problems.

Manhattan Plaza HD-S System Menu

A key feature of the HD-S is the ability to add both Freesat and non-freesat channels to a favourites list. We found adding and removing channels to the favourites list confusing, but being a man reading the instructions within the supplied user guide was not an option! Manhattan have provided multiple favourites lists, we guess for different genres if you wish, or for individual members of your family, but there is no doubt that once you figure out how to add them, it is incredibly handy being able to access a mix of Freesat and non-freesat channels via just one click of a button; you’ll only get a channel list, not programme listings, but it does the trick.

Manhattan Plaza HD-S Favourites List

At the moment the Ethernet port is setup to allow access to BBC iPlayer (via your broadband connection), with the expectation of ITV Player to come, plus maybe more. BBC iPlayer is useful, though as with all Freesat receivers, it is a watered down version so don’t expect HD quality as you receive on the PC version. The USB however has no purpose other than for manual software updates, which is a shame as the initial hints were that this device would offer the ability to record to an external USB memory stick or hard drive. It is also a pitty that the USB port hasn’t been used for accessing media files such as pictures, videos and music, but as explained to us by Manhattan, adding those options involved buying rights to various formats and this receiver is being targeted at the lower price bracket, so isn’t intended as a direct competitor to the TechniSat HDFS which is the only receiver with this facility.

Conclusion

We are incredibly impressed with the Manhattan Plaza HD-S, it offers excellent picture quality via HDMI, with the handy option of Scart for those that wish to future-proof and add a HD Ready television at a later date. The sound offered both through HDMI and the digital optical port is clear and crisp, though it does seem to blip for a second just after accessing menus. The TV guide is great and very easy to navigate, with no delays in scrolling through the lists or accessing channels. We love the favourites menu and the ability to add both Freesat and non-freesat channels and access them easily, but we did find adding them a little clumsy. The box design is simply but effective, as is the remote control which we found easy to use and were soon accessing channels and menus without even looking at it.

It is important to note that Manhattan have targetted the lower end of the Freesat HD price range, so whilst we’d love to have seen more features such as USB recording and playback, plus diseqc functionality, the receiver serves its purpose for those that just want a basic Freesat receiver capable of accessing both SD and HD channels in good quality with simplistic functionality. The HD-S is priced to take a large share of the Freesat HD market and we firmly believe at around £85 (rrp) it will be successful; if it can also retain the reliability of the existing DS-100 we think this little box will be a winner.

Joinfreesat score 9 out of 10
Review: Manhattan Plaza HDR-S Freesat+ HD Receiver

The Manhattan Plaza HD-S is due to launch in the next few days and will be available from Satbuyer plus others.

70 Responses to “Review: Manhattan Plaza HD-S Freesat HD Receiver”

  1. Richard Crichton Says:

    Can you tell me if it outputs signal via HDMI and scart at the same time. I need to use the analog sound output via a scart converter to feed my Teac analog amplifier that does not have an optical or hdmi input. Also is it possible to adjust audio delay in case there are lip sync issues?

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  2. admin Says:

    @Richard Crichton

    I can tell you that it does have a audio delay option for lip sync issues, but not sure about the other question. If I get chance to set the receiver up again I’ll check; alternatively Alex from Manhattan may be able to answer that one for you.

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  3. Alex Says:

    Hi Richard,

    It does support video out of the SCART and HDMI at the same time and you can use the audio delay for lip sync issues.

    I’d like to explain the reason for no sound in the EPG – the receiver tunes to the home transponder when entering the EPG in order to update it. As such, audio from the previous channel can’t continue. When entering the other menus though there is no such restriction.

    All the best,

    Alex

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  4. Mark Aberfan Aerials Says:

    Hi Admin,

    Thanks for a comprehensive review of the Manhattan HD-S, the Manhattan SD box is my sd box of choice & It looks like the HD-S carries on the tradition of quality & value.
    I look forward to installing my first one soon.

    Mark Aberfan Aerials

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  5. Richard Crichton Says:

    Thanks Alex and admin. That sounds great. I am leaning towards ordering one as I like the seamless switching of modes facility very much.

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  6. admin Says:

    Rumour has it (not really a rumour) that Satbuyer will have their stock tomorrow morning (Friday).

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  7. Lee S Says:

    Admin – I think the model most people will be interested in is the Manhattan HDR model they have promised. Any news of when this model will be following up the single HD receiver?

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  8. pingu Says:

    Lee S,
    according to Alex (from Manhattan) on the other thread he said about the HDR-S:
    “We’ll be releasing full information about the product soon and we aim to have it available by the start of December”

    PIngu

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  9. Lee S Says:

    Thanks for that. I have a single HD tuner at the moment….. Just in time for Christmas then. I better tell santa ;)

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  10. Neil Says:

    This sounds like a great HD receiver and at £85 RRP is very good on price vs what Manhattan have put in to R&D + ergonomics etc.

    admin: What is the boot-up time of the receiver from standby?

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  11. admin Says:

    Initial boot up time from connection of power was about 30 seconds, but from standby just a few seconds.

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  12. Neil Says:

    That’s pretty good. What’s it’s power consumption like in standby vs in use (according to their spec)?

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  13. admin Says:

    8w in use, less than 1w in standby.

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  14. mcmlxxiii Says:

    Hello

    Do you know if this can record onto a usb pen similar to the technisat hdfs?

    thanks

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  15. Richard Crichton Says:

    No it can’t, sorry.

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  16. mcmlxxiii Says:

    That’s a shame.

    Any plans for one that’s as good as this that does!?

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  17. Richard Crichton Says:

    mcmlxxiii
    The rear mounted USB port is for firmware upgrades only.
    They have a PVR coming out in December.

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  18. Neil Says:

    That’s pretty impressive power consumption-wise, especially for a short boot-up from standby, the Foxsat HD takes on average about 25 seconds.

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  19. Rozzo Says:

    Without the best functionality, beating others on price won’t be enough to secure market position for the HD-S or the HDR-S so I will still stress the advantage diseqc control inclusion would bring. Even if it’s not a majority interest in itself it reflects on the maturity of the manufacturer’s software. Samsung massively oversimplified their sw (and launched it before ready) with what the HDR-S will compete with; no timer padding, no manual timer setting. Humax HDR has those but also has diseqc and with the unofficial channel manager allowing people to add non-freesat to the main channel list has become more flexible. Diseqc inclusion would improve ratings in reviews and build new loyalty in those with influence. Diseqc plus the tp lists for main alt sats at 13E 19.2E and maybe 23.5E would help even more if they were part of the official sw. So, please don’t write this off Alex / Manhattan.

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  20. John Hereford Says:

    19. Rozzo – I was not aware that there is an unofficial channel manager for the Humax HDR, alllowing the addition of non-Freesat channels to the main channel list. Could you enlighten me, please, as to how it can be achieved?

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  21. Al (Original) Says:

    To me this definitely seems to push the argument even further down the road of it being time to start to leave SD behind.

    At £80, for what appears from the review to be a top quality if slightly basic receiver, HD is within the pockets of most purchasers at last.

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  22. Rozzo Says:

    @20 see avforums freesat forum
    http://www.avforums.com/forums/freesat/1517610-media-file-server-bundle-foxsat-hdr-release-4-0-a.html
    and maybe
    http://www.avforums.com/forums/freesat/1420633-foxsat-hdr-auto-install-channel-editor.html
    I don’t have a HDR and so have not used any of these so you will have to make up your own mind.

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  23. John Hereford Says:

    22. Rozzo. Many thanks for the links – I will give them a try.

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  24. Neil Says:

    Rozzo – I take your point but it’s one of those ‘pay your price, take your choice’ affairs I guess. Yes, both the single tuner receiver and the future HDR may not have the same functionality of Humax’s products but it’s at a much lower price which in this day and age is what a lot of people (not us techies) think about.

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  25. Al (Original) Says:

    @Neil I agree. The main thing is the picture and sound quality. Having all the bells and whistles is great, but for many buyers who currently buy SD boxes the deciding factor between that and HD is the price.

    This box appears to have good PQ and brings the realms of HD viewing within the pockets of many people who previously would have only bought an SD product.

    Had this been out before I changed my 2nd tv over, I might just have bought one of these over the Foxsat HD box I did buy simply because being a 2nd tv, I didn’t really need beels and whistles. My only criteria was PQ and sound quality which at the time I felt only the Foxsat had in sufficient quantities.

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  26. Ian Vallender Says:

    tried lookin for this box on manhattans website i wonder when they will add it?

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  27. Neil Says:

    Just had a look myself, can only see the DS-100 listed. No doubt the HD-S will be on there next week when it’s fully launched.

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  28. Lee S Says:

    Satbuyer are now listing the Manhattan HDR-S as available for
    December : http://www.satbuyer.co.uk/manhattan-plaza-hdr-s-freesat+hd-320gb-digital-box-p146.html however listing proce states £198 for the 320GB and £218 for the 500GB model. I was under the impression that the HDR-S would be competitive in terms of pricing (I was somewhat expecting perhaps £150 – 160 for the 320GB model), although looking at the Humax which is a proven machine and has a few extra features the HDR-S doesn’t, how do Manhattan expect to stand out from the rest of the Freesat HDR crowd? Minus a few teething problems, I would also stick my neck out and say that the Samsung SMT-7800 is one of the best HDR boxes out there yet it only costs a few pounds more than the Manhattan listing price.

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  29. admin Says:

    Suspect they are just early indication prices but agree they need to be lower to encourage sales over the existing Humax and Samsung.

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  30. Competition: Manhattan Plaza HD-S Freesat HD Receiver | Join Freesat Says:
  31. Alex Says:

    Hi Lee,

    We expect the retail of the 500GB to be under £200 but we have no control of where retailers set their prices.

    All the best,

    Alex

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  32. pingu Says:

    Lee@28
    it seems that Satbuyer have read your message….
    They are now listed at £178.00 for the 320gb and £198.00 for the 500gb but is that attractive enough to generate sales????

    PIngu

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  33. Lee S Says:

    Pingu – that’s interesting indeed that the prices have come down all of a sudden.

    Alex – I understand that the retail selling price is out of your hands, however, do you have a set RRP that suppliers must adhere to? I’m just wondering how much above cost price Satbuyer have advertised for the HDR-S.

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  34. admin Says:

    @Lee S

    Manufacturers can only offer RRP guidance, they cannot make retailers adhere to them, though they can pick and choose who they will deal with. I doubt very much Alex will give an indication of price margins.

    We mentioned to Satbuyer earlier the comments about price which might be why they have changed so soon. It is likely they have been working off a very wooley trade price as it is unlikely to have been fixed yet, given we are still 2 months off launch. Will be interesting to see what the launch price is, it would be nice to think ~£150 for the 320gb and ~£180 for the 500gb was possible.

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  35. Richard Crichton Says:

    I ordered a HD-S on Friday (which I am hoping will be delivered soon) and the price has dropped £4 since then. Any chance of a £4 refund Satbuyer please?

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  36. Alex Says:

    Hi all,

    I can’t really say any more than I have.

    All the best,

    Alex

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  37. Richard Crichton Says:

    Got mine on Monday. Set up an HD favorite list -BBC One HD, BBC HD, ITV HD, STV HD, C4 HD, NHK.

    http://www.joinfreesat.co.uk/index.php/digital-boxes/manhattan-plaza-hd-s

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  38. GaseousClay Says:

    Congrats to Chris on winning the comp ;)

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  39. Richard Crichton Says:

    Well done to Satbuyer for the 10% price reduction for people who got the competition right being applied to people who bought the HD-S previous to the announcement as a goodwill gesture.

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  40. Richard Crichton Says:

    Channels deleted from the Freesat channels list are also deleted from the EPG.
    Is this unique to Manhattan or do other Freesat boxes offer this facility?

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  41. h Stevenson Says:

    hi can some body give me a dummies instruction on how to scan and store the non free sat channels. Looking at the booklet and on the net i still just don’t seem to get it.Sorry but Iam not computer man but could fix your grandpas old Morris Minor
    Henry
    Keep it simple please

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  42. Bill Webb Says:

    Hi….can anybody tell me if this unit can run on 12volt…i.e. in a motorhome?
    Cheers!

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  43. Richard Crichton Says:

    @ Bill Webb
    The external power supply plug output is 5v so no it can’t run on 12v., nice idea though. I suppose you could use an inverter that gives a 240v output from a 12v battery. Just a thought.

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  44. Richard Crichton Says:

    @41 h stevenson
    Nothing could be easier.
    Using the remote control press MENU (set up screen) then press the left arrow key once (system screen). press down arrow button once (add non Freesat channels screen) Select autoscan then press OK button. The unit will then scan and store all available non Freesat channels.

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  45. Colin Banwell Says:

    Three questions:

    1. I assume this box has all the usual “red button” facilities?
    2. Will it automatically wake from standby and open a pre-set channel (for, e.g., overnight recording of a programme on to an attached recorder)?
    3. Is it sensitive enough to pick up programmes from an 80cm dish located halfway down France?

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  46. Paul Dawson Says:

    Just installed the HD-S and it is as straightforward as others have said.However,I am puzzled as to why the volume level is so low compared to the TV. With the HD-S sound at maximum it is approximately 50% lower than the TV so you have to increase it using the TV remote.Then when you switch back to TV mode it is too loud.Very annoying!

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  47. Alex Says:

    Hi Paul,

    I’d like to explain the reason to you. We made the decision to output the audio with no clipping at maximum volume so that when using high quality audio equipment you get the best sound possible.

    With the HD-S set to maximum volume a peak sine wave audio signal looks like this: http://cl.ly/41112N3i3k163p113I0D

    If we then boost the audio so that it sounds louder the sine wave is clipped and becomes a square wave: http://cl.ly/3F2P01463a1r18411Y1R

    Lots of nasty harmonics are introduced which is heard as distortion. You can read more about this here: http://www.audiorecording.me/digital-clipping-distortion-why-they-sound-so-bad-why-you-should-avoid-it.html

    Analogue TV tends to have a higher average level than Digital TV because there is much less dynamic range. This is why when you watch a movie with Dolby Digital you can have your TV or sound system at a good level for speech and then suddenly when there’s an explosion it’s incredibly loud – digital has a much greater dynamic range. Many sound systems and high-end TVs have a “night mode” that “compresses” the audio so much like old analogue TV everything is more equal. If I watch a movie after 11pm I have to engage “night mode” or I get complaints!

    Some manufacturers have made the decision that they want their average sound level to be equal to that of analogue TV and so when the receiver is at maximum the audio is boosted and if you used a frequency analyser you would see it is clipped. Sometimes this can be heard but more often than not the poor quality of TV speakers (which cut many of the extremely low and high end frequencies because they can’t handle them) combined with the lower average sound level of the majority of a broadcast means that people don’t notice. Also, many people then turn the volume down on the set-top box, which has the effect (if you turn it down the right amount) of reducing to below clipping!

    Another way of thinking about it is if you use an iPod or CD player with a line out. When using the line out there is no volume control on the device, it outputs a maximum level that doesn’t clip and you adjust the volume on your sound system. At maximum volume the HD-S outputs a line-level output and there is no clipping.

    Now you’ve complained about it I’m wondering if being “purist” about it was the right thing to do. If we did an update that boosted the audio, would you prefer that now I’ve explained it to you?

    All the best,

    Alex

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  48. Paul Dawson Says:

    Hi Alex,

    Thank you for your reply.My HD-S is connected to a new Samsung TV with a Freeview HD tuner and 2 x 10W rms sound output, I do not have a sound system connected.On that basis, I would prefer a higher line-level output from the HD-S to reduce the difference between the devices.However, I assume from your reply that the HD-S output cannot be increased without clipping and I would not want that!
    Am I correct in assuming that a hardware mod would be required to increase the pcb +/- supply ?

    Regards,

    Paul

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  49. Paul Dawson Says:

    Hi Alex,

    Ignore the last sentence above,an earlier comment stated that the supply was 5v and that is incorrect,it is 12v.

    Regards,

    Paul

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  50. Alex Says:

    Hi Paul,

    All receivers with an output louder than ours will have some clipping. It was something we noticed during development when calibrating the volume levels. We will look at either boosting it slightly or making it something that can be toggled in the menu. At the moment all our attention is on finishing ITV Player… then we’ll take a look.

    All the best,

    Alex

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  51. wayne Says:

    Hi Guys.

    So when is the Manhattan Plaza pvr going to be released ?

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  52. admin Says:

    wayne said:
    Hi Guys.
    So when is the Manhattan Plaza pvr going to be released ?

    Expected to launch in April.

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  53. Andy Says:

    @Alex

    Thanks for your explanations, it’s great to find this level of support.

    Yes a ‘night mode’ compression option might be nice. However it’s very impressive that you chose clean audio as the default at this price point. That and the compliments about PQ demonstrate a focus on quality at a modest price, which is a hugely popular and enduring USP as countless AV forums attest. As word gets out the HD-S should enjoy a long life – best of luck.

    Andy

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  54. VS Says:

    In the favorites list, can you arrange the channels in any order you wish? Reason for asking – can I do an autoscan in non freesat mode and then add channels in any order alongside the freesat channels?

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  55. J Says:

    Hi, I need some help to set up my universal remote with the manhattan plaza HD-S. I can’t find a remote code for it on any of the remote code lists online? It should be 4 digits! Thanks if anyone can help

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  56. John Says:

    Can anyone help with my problem I have just set up my HD-S everything works fine apart from the fact that the volume on the box only goes up to 20 which I can just about hear then I have to turn the TV volume almost to maximum to get a decent sound , I spoke to a manhattan tech guy and he said they were waiting for the ok from ITV to allow for an upgrade to be listed is this true or are they just fobbing me off and if they are is there a way round this problem woulb be very grateful for any feedback thanks John.

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  57. Dr John Bullas Says:

    Hi!

    Just gave the HD-S plus dish plus install deal 4/5 on the tesco website on account of a couple of little gripes and one big one…. the box “hangs”/”locks up” every other day needing a “reboot”..( hardware v1.1 / Software v1.39 & on ethernet), any chance of a fix to this?

    http://www.tesco.com/direct/manhattan-plaza-hd-s-freesat-hd-installation-bundle/731-1041.prd?pageLevel=sku&skuId=731-1041#content

    please cc any relevant replies to john-dot-bullas-at-gmail-dot-com please!

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  58. John Why Says:

    I have the same problem as J from May 10th – the code for a universal controller having lost the original remote. Has anyone got any advice? Manhattan have not registered me

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  59. Alex Says:

    Hi Dr. John Bullas,

    If your box hangs every day then it is faulty. We soak test receivers for a period of weeks before releasing them, and the HD-S never hangs or locks up.

    Please return it to your retailer for a replacement or refund.

    Best,

    Alex

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  60. Alex Says:

    Hi John (poster #56),

    The 1.45 update posted on joinfreesat last week boosts the audio:

    http://www.joinfreesat.co.uk/manhattan-plaza-hd-s-v1-45-update-available/

    We weren’t waiting for ITV Approval on that, we were waiting for ITV Approval of ITV Player… it’s better to do fixes/changes all in one, extremely well-tested release, than lots of small releases.

    Best,

    Alex

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  61. Lawrence Says:

    Hi Alex! Really happy to have read about the Plaza HD S. My parents had one installed in March 2012 through a Govenment scheme. They have noticed that there is absolutley no sound on the HD channels. Do you have a solution or know why this might be?

    The Technician connected it to a new dish using non digital wire from a Sky dish which has been up since the 1990’s. We were wondering if that would make a difference.

    I look forward to hearing your advice.

    Thanks,

    Lawrence

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  62. Alex Says:

    Hi Lawrence,

    Sorry I just noticed your post here – I do not receive any email updates so periodically check. I wish you or your parents had contacted us via phone or website (www.manhattan-tv.com) so we could assist you. I suspect that in the Setup/Sound menu, Dolby Digital is set to ON. If their TV doesn’t support Dolby Digital (most don’t), this would explain why they hear no sound on HD channels (as most HD programmes are broadcast with Dolby Digital).

    Connecting it to the Sky Dish is fine, though I’m not quite sure what you mean by “non digital wire”. If the Setup/Information menu shows a decent signal, your wire is fine :-) To be honest, if they are getting a good HD picture that doesn’t break up, you can be sure the signal is fine, and it’s something else at fault.

    Please do let us know how you get on here, and follow up via our website or phone if necessary!

    Best,

    Alex

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  63. Stuart green Says:

    i am very pleased with the picture on my manhatten freesat hd but i have always thought the sound sounded flat………i have just realised it is in mono hence i have not bothered using it since……..do i have to get a new box sent to me or is there something in the menu i can change……..also my brother has an sd manhatten box with the same problem

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  64. Alex Says:

    Hi Stuart,

    Have you contacted Manhattan Technical support? There is an issue with some earlier software versions that means in some set-ups sound is only mono via SCART. This has been fixed. There is no issue with the HDMI or optical output.

    Best,

    Alex

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  65. Nick Payne Says:

    Could you tell me at what point the remote pick-up point on the front on the Manhattan Plaza Hd-S is, as I would like to mount it side ways in a cupboard.

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  66. pauline Says:

    hi can you help please ? i have moved home and i keep trying to set up my plaza hdt-700 digi box, it keeps asking me for a pin number ???? i cant remember what number i put in when i first installed it … how can set it up in my new house ??? thanks pauline

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  67. admin Says:

    pauline said:
    hi can you help please ? i have moved home and i keep trying to set up my plaza hdt-700 digi box, it keeps asking me for a pin number ???? i cant remember what number i put in when i first installed it … how can set it up in my new house ??? thanks pauline

    That isn’t a freesat product so you might not get assistance here, but try 0000, that is a default number. Failing that, contact Manhattan via their website.

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  68. pauline Says:

    thanks xxx

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  69. Brian lacey Says:

    Hi,my plaza hd freesat box showed very good signal strength and quality but no signal lock, I unplugged the box for 10 mins to reset then replugged only to find no signal at all. What can I do ? Any help would be appreciated

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  70. Mark Says:

    Hi – similar problem as above. Box was working fine and then signal lock failed for around 1 week after which it was fine for around two weeks. The signal lock has now failed again (I have checked the connections at the back of the box which appear fine). Any help would be appriciated.

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